In this week's episode of the Tes magazine debrief podcast, we discuss:
- If learning is an innate skill inherited from prehistoric times
- How fancy - or not - your classroom greetings should be
- How to spot if there are SLT groups or gangs at your school
Our most overused words
20 November issue
- What happens if you teach university-level content to Year 7s.
- Why every school needs a "behaviour beast".
- Whether sex education should continue in post-16 education.
- And why a new mug could be the perfect gift for teachers, maybe...
13 November issue
- The complex causes of distraction in classrooms – and ways to stop it;
- Why doughnut leadership is a must.
- How to cast your nativity play more fairly.
- A new initiative connecting classrooms to care homes.
6 November issue
- The self-diagnosis crisis hitting schools.
- Why smiling – even fake smiling – is so important in teaching, and what face masks do to disrupt that.
- How Covid-19 restrictions are hitting the social fabric of colleges.
30 October issue
- A huge forgotten research project from the 1970s that proved the value of Direct Instruction – or did it?
- How we can use our fists to teach pupils to regulate their anger.
- The funny walk we all do as we approach a stage.
- Teachers' scariest school moments ahead of Hallowe'en.
23/10: Prejudiced pedagogy, display boards and behaviour
16/10: Children, chairs and cake
09/10: Comfort feedback, pointing and pens
02/10: EYFS, plants and lying
25/09: Slant, nonsense and rude words
18/09: Trust, popularity and make-up